The Amsterdam Bucket List


For my 20th birthday, my sister Holly and I are heading to 'Dam for four days of wandering, eating, shopping and exploring. I haven't been before, my sister has, so she will be my official tour guide for the trip. That being said, there are a few things I'd like to try and do whilst we're over there, so I thought I'd compile them all into a blogpost for future reference...

Vondelpark // A wander around one of Amsterdam's many parks is definitely on my list, it's one of those must-dos don't you think?

Anne Frank House // Unfortunately, there are no more tickets available for the entire time we're in Amsterdam, so this is one thing we won't actually be able to do.

Red Light District // Another of those that features on many 'Things to do in Amsterdam' lists. Again, something I'd like to see for myself. Not somewhere to be hanging around for too long though

Ride a bike // This one is pretty self-explanatory considering there are apparently more bikes than people in the capital. 

Jordaan District // Is said to be really nice for eating, shopping and wandering. It's slightly less busy than the city center, so could be a nice place to explore of an afternoon.

Coffee Shops // What would a birthday trip to Amsterdam be if a few coffee shops weren't included...?

Rijksmuseum Gardens // Are home to the  I amsterdam sign, so we will definitely have to pay them a visit. I fully intend to get allllll the cliche tourist photos.

The Sex Museum // My sister has visited it before and didn't particularly rate it at all, but I think it's one of those you should do at least once.

Flower Market // What is Holland without its tulips? The flower markets are said to be really pretty and will make for some beautiful photos.

A'Dam Lookout / Over The Edge Swing // Is weather dependent but one that my sister hasn't done before. It's Europe's highest swing. My housemate has been on it and said it was really good fun. But, at €17,50, it will be one for a nice, sunny day. What's the point in going to a lookout if it's dark, foggy and grim?...

So, there we have it, a list of some of the things I'd like to try and do whilst in Amsterdam next week. 


  1. So many exciting places to go and see! Can't wait to hear all about your trip!xx

    Lucy |

  2. Amsterdam is such a beautiful city!
    Good luck with your list!

    Yona //

  3. I went to Amsterdam in December and it was amazing! We walked round Vondelpark and saw parrots in the trees!!! Me and David became really interested in all the birds they had in the park - even saw a king fisher catch it’s dinner!

    We didn’t manage to Ride a bike in Amsterdam- when we looked at how much it was to rent one of was just too expensive for us

    Hope you had an amazing time!

    Sarah ||